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The Adventures of Paddington Bear

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Classic book character delights in gentle animated series.

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Based on Michael Bond's beloved book character, The Adventures of Paddington Bear is a sweet animated series from the '90s that stays true to the original work's gentility and classic humor. The show makes no attempt to modernize the stories either visually or by altering the nature of Paddington's adventures or surroundings, making it a great departure from the sights and sounds of today's shows. For this reason, it will be an acquired taste for some kids, but since parents likely will remember the books from their own childhoods, it's a wonderful pick for family viewing.

What makes Paddington such an endearing character is his authenticity; he's well-meaning and brimming with ideas, but more often than not even his best-laid plans cause mishaps. But because he never throws in the towel and keeps looking to improve, kids will see the value of trying hard and keeping a positive attitude. What's more, Paddington is the model of good manners and a sunny disposition, making it easy to root for him through every challenge.

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